Rafael Quimpo Rosell IV was born on November 10, 1982 is popularly known as Rafael Rosell in Philippine Entertainment. He is an actor and model by profession. Rafael was born in Norway and grew up with his parents, his father is a geologist from Cebu and his mother is a nurse from Bicol. Rafael has two siblings and is living alone in the country. He started his showbiz career sometime in the year 2000 when the family went home for a vacation. It was his mother who has found out about auditions in ABS-CBN online. Rafael then tried his luck and eventually land on a toothpaste TV commercial which paved him the way for TV and Movie breaks. He is managed by Star Magic of ABS-CBN Network. Rafael started to do some acting workshops with the network to further his acting skills in 2002.
He was then included in several ABS-CBN TV programs such as ‘Midnight Phantom,” in which he played the role of Brandon Brazil, in “Kristine,” as Marco de Silva, and in “Dahil Sa Pag-ibig,” as Mayor Edson Zaguirre. In 2004, he played a lead role opposite Claudine Barretto in the hit TV teleserye “Marina.” An all-male group was then created by the network which put him together with Zanjoe Marudo, Jon Avila, Victor Basa and Jake Cuenca in 2006. He earned his first URIAN Best Supporting Award via “Rome and Juliet,” an indie film. He had a chance to do a movie opposite Jolina Magdangal in “Kung Ikaw Ay Isang Panaginip,” under Star Cinema. In the blockbuster ABS-CBN teleserye entitled “100 Days to Heaven,” he was teamed up with Jodi Sta. Maria.
Eventually, Rafael transferred to GMA 7 after being a talent of ABS-CBN for quite some time. He did “Temptation Of Wife,” opposite with Marian Rivera. Rafael is also a popular product endorser of Bench, Tide Detergent and Nestea Iced Tea. Named as one of the 15 Hottest Hunks Ever, he is also featured consistently in Cosmopolitan Philippines Hottest Bachelor list.